ID# A727830

Age: 3 years   Gender: Male

  • Gorgeous tri-colored boy with the heart to match
  • This boy thinks the world is a pretty scary place but when he’s in an area that isn’t so overwhelming he does much better and you can actually see glimmers of his personality
  • He is amazing on leash and stays right by your side
  • He would do well in a calm home that will take the time to do things slow and help him build confidence
  • Rusty has a best friend that he is kenneled with, Dollup, or he would do ok with a gentle and dainty female who enjoys some light play
  • Rusty is very handler focused and boy does he want to please! Lots of encouragement and sweet talking works well with this boy
  • He is one of the most gentle souls you’ll find
  • Precious boy who so wants to be affectionate and make friends with other humans
  • We know there’s a special someone out there for Rusty who knows how rewarding it is to see a dog flourish in a home environment
  • Rusty is easy to please and doesn’t need much, just a whole lot of TLC!

Email an application to us at to start the online adoption counseling process.

Check out Rusty enjoying some playtime fun!

Here’s Rusty with his friend Dollop:

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested in to a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling!

Did you know PBSOC offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook!

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